Security Consultant - Architecture & Skills Lead - Middle East 1 Year

Job City:  London
Professional Area:  Cyber Security Specialists
Job Req ID:  120681


Location(s): UK, Europe & Africa : UK : London || UK, Europe & Africa : UK : Gloucester || UK, Europe & Africa : UK : Great Baddow || UK, Europe & Africa : UK : Guildford || UK, Europe & Africa : UK : Leeds || UK, Europe & Africa : UK : London-CS || UK, Europe & Africa : UK : Manchester || UK, Europe & Africa : UK : NR- London || UK, Europe & Africa : UK : Preston || UK, Europe & Africa : UK : UK Home 


BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,500 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 10 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.



Security Consultant – Workforce Architecture & Skills Lead – Middle East


BAE Systems Digital Intelligence has been contracted to deliver a National Cyber Security Programme in the Middle East as a client side strategic advisor.  This is an exciting opportunity to join a best of breed capability delivery team that will deliver a National Programme to enhance a Nations Cyber Security posture.  The role is based in the Middle East on assignment for 12 months so there are no options for hybrid working as the majority of time will be spend on client site.


As Workforce Architecture and Skills Lead you will be responsible for the production and authoring of a range of National Level Cyber Security Policies including skills frameworks, certification and accreditation standards and the production of National Cyber Security Strategy.


About the job:


The Workforce Architecture Lead will have a wide range of responsibilities within the project including the following:


  • The production of a National Cyber skills framework aligned to agreed international best practise such as CIISEC, NICE or ENISA cyber skills frameworks.
  • The production a national cyber workforce architecture and approach to skills and training
  • The production of an organisational workforce architecture for a National Cyber Security Centre in line with the national cyber skills framework.
  • Ensuring alignment of National skills strategy Policy with the aligned and selected international best practise, legal and regulatory frameworks and organisational objectives and goals.
  • Stakeholder management to ensure the strategy meets all National stakeholder requirements and is written so that it is accepted and implementable.
  • Development of requirements for future activities aligned to the capability roadmap.
  • Mentoring client skills team and supporting the client with any maturity assessments, security audits.
  • Taking responsibility for the definition, documentation and successful completion of complex projects (typically with significant business, political, or high-profile impact, and high-risk dependencies).
  • Identifying early on if problems/risks arise that will affect delivery and manages these appropriately. Understands which risks can be converted into (new) opportunities.
  • Leading multiple teams and/or deliverables with responsibility for delivering to plan (e.g. prioritising and organising multiple activities).



Your experience and skills will include:


  • Substantial experience working at a National Policy level or production of organisational policies for CISO/CIO.
  • Experience working with UK or other International Government departments, ideally the UK NCSC or foreign equivalents.
  • Experience in establishing and setting up cyber skills programs
  • Client side consulting, including stakeholder engagement and the ability to communicate insights and concepts to others (including briefing skills and report writing), having and maintaining Credibility is essential.
  • Able to understand and adapt to different cultures and hierarchical structures.
  • Team player and adept at working in multi-disciplinary and diverse teams to include:
    • Ability to build and maintain relationships with the various stakeholders
    • Ability to talk competently and maintain high standards of behaviour with the client
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and deal with matters of national security.
    • Ability to maintain high standards and provide challenging feedback even when it will be perceived negatively.
  • Ability to complete tasks with minimal direction.
  • Proven analytical skills capable of solving new and complex technical problems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate the impact and importance of detailed technical information to non-technical and senior audiences. Arabic speaking would be advantageous but it not mandatory.
  • Support the managing and building of relationships with customer and internal stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated and motivates others keeping morale and performance high.



Benefits and reward package details provided upon application.


Security Clearance


Due to the nature of our work, successful candidates for this role will be required to go through Government security clearance prior to starting with us.





Life at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence 


We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day.


By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we’re working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance well-being.


Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. 


Division overview: Capabilities


At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Digital Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector.

As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours. 


Job Title:  Security Consultant - Architecture & Skills Lead - Middle East 1 Year

Job City:  London
Professional Area:  Cyber Security Specialists
Job Req ID:  120681